Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy
It is the most common and most serious form of muscular dystrophy. The condition is named after the French
It occurs due to a defect in the gene that is responsible for production of dystrophin, a protein that helps in maintaining the strength and integrity of muscles. It is disease linked to the X chromosome, in which defective genes are passed from mothers who carry the defective gene. Therefore, father to son-transmission of the disease is not seen. Although mothers who transmit the gene are mostly unaffected, their father, brothers or uncles may be affected.